remaining for now. they will trickle out. some flying out later today. the rest will be out by august 31st, so the first striker brigade was the last to leave and kind of a symbolic exit. obviously it was under tight security. it was historic to watch on msnbc, but there are 6,000 more troops to need to get out of the country by august 31st, and it's unlikely that we'll hear from the president about the official end to this until that date, lynn. >> and, of course, there will be 50,000 more troops that will remain there described as really advisers that will assist iraq in a transitional period but obviously still great political instability there. we've seen increased violence just in the recent week. the white house has made it clear this is not yet mission accomplished. the question is what is next here? >> yeah, well their main focus will be on training these iraqi security forces. most of them will be in desk-type jobs, but the state department made it clear.